Iran-Afghanistan-United States Dialogue


October 6, 2013
The final panel before the closing open discussion at this year’s Herat Security Dialogue II, 5-6 October 2013, hosted by the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) in Herat, Afghanistan, focused on arguably one of the most important issues in the region: Iran-Afghanistan-USA cooperation. Mr. Mujahid Kakar, head of TOLOnews, chaired the panel consisting of representatives from each country, respectivel

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National Security Adviser, Dr.Spanta’s Opening Speech at “Herat Security Dialogue II”


Saturday, October 05, 2013


Translation of Dr Spanta’s Speech at “Herat Security Dialogue 2”

Governor Wahidy, Dr. Moradian, My dear friend Kai Eide, Ambassador Jayant Prassad, Members of Parliament, Dear Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure meeting you all in my hometown, Herat, Afghanistan; the primeval and cultural capital of Afghanistan. Welcome to Herat.


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“Herat Security Dialogue II” International Conference


Saturday, October 5-6, 2013
The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) hosted the Herat Security Dialogue II (HSD) 5-6 October 2013 in Herat, Afghanistan. This was the second annual international conference AISS hosted.It was attended by government officials, international organization delegates, legislators, academic experts, distinguished journalists, business delegates, media and civil society representatives from Af

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Swedish Ambassadors Visit AISS




Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) hosted a meeting between AISS director Dr. Davood Moradian and the Swedish Ambassadors to Iran, H.E. Mr. Peter Tejler, Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Lars-Hjalmar Wide, and Afghanistan, H.E. Mr. Peter Semneby. AISS hosted the meeting to exchange views on regional policies.

The discussion focused on security in the region. A

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High Tea with Ambassador Series Pt.V: Russian Ambassador H.E Andrey Avetisyan




Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) was pleased to host H.E. Andrey Avetisyan, the Russian Ambassador in Kabul, as a part of the “High Tea with the Ambassador” series.

Government and military officials as well as civil society and Afghan media members attended the event.

In his speech, Mr. Avetisyan addressed Russia’s involvement a

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